Coconut Macaroons

This is my favorite type of macaroon – the cloud-like pile of gooey coconut inside the just slightly crunchy crust.  My recipe is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess.

Coconut Macaroons
makes 16 large macaroons

2 large egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp ground almonds
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat the egg whites until foamy, but not any more than that. Add the cream of tartar and continue to beat until soft peaks are formed. I recommend using your KitchenAid for this. Add the sugar very slowly, we’re talking one teaspoon at a time until all the sugar is incorporated adn the peaks are stiff and shiny. Fold in the almonds, salt, vanilla and coconut. The mixture will be sticky and hold it shape when clumped into a ball.

Form into the appropriate macaroon-sized balls (I like them to be about 2″ in diameter). It is best if they are heaping before going in the oven and they will spread just a bit while baking. Cook for 20 minutes or until they turn the slightest golden color and then quickly remove them from the oven. Be careful not to over-bake them.

Enjoy!

5 Comments

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5 responses to “Coconut Macaroons

  1. These look so beautiful. I want a huge plate of them, just like in the picture. Thanks for coming by my blog!
    –sophistimom

  2. Those look beautiful! I found your site looking for a mac and cheese recipe! I am going to have to try the Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese from last year!

    Your site is great! I will be back!

  3. Thanks for giving this pregnant lady a new craving. 🙂

  4. OMG! Those look awesome?

    Would it be ok if I used your recipe on my website?

  5. Michelle Pritchett

    Do u hve any recipes of coconut cheese macarrooon cupcakes??

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